Focusing on drug metabolism, transport, distribution and absorption to deliver the right medicine to the right patient at the right time.


The Department of Pharmaceutics works to promote the efficacy and safety of therapeutics through inclusive teaching and transformative research in the drug delivery and disposition sciences. Through work that span from molecular, cell- and organ-based studies in humans and animals and mathematical modeling and simulation techniques, our research and teaching focus on understanding the processes that determine the exposure and pharmacological response to drugs. We focus on physiological and disease processes, genetics and environmental impacts that alter metabolism, transport, distribution and absorption of drugs. The highly collegial Department faculty, students, post-doctoral fellows and staff pursue these multidisciplinary and translational goals through collaboration within the School of Pharmacy, University of Washington campus and national and international institutions.

Latest Department News

Sara Shum Receives Gillette Award for Publication

Sara Shum

Sara Shum ‘21, a PhD graduate from UWSOP’s Department of Pharmaceutics, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2021 Gillette Award for the last chapter of her dissertation, which has been published in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) as a paper titled “Predicting Maternal-Fetal Disposition of Fentanyl Following Intravenous and Epidural A... Read more...

UWSOP Professor Wins Award of Excellence in 2022

Yvonne Lin

The School of Pharmacy is proud to announce that Yvonne Lin ’02, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics, will receive the Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award at the upcoming 52nd Annual UW Awards of Excellence presentation.

Award recipients will be honored from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on June 9 at the Meany Hall fo... Read more...

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